Location: Dhaka, Bagerhat, Sundarbans, Sonargaon
Tour Attractions: Old Dhaka, Sixty Dome Mosque, Sundarbans
Best time to go: October – March
Tour Availability: September – May / Any day start
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The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on earth. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and designated a wetland site of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. Bagerhat is a 15th-century Muslim city full of great archaeological mosques, among which the Sixty Dome Mosque is the most famous. It is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dhaka is a megacity of 16 million people, full of activities, and a paradise for street photography. And Sonargaon is the old capital of medieval Bengal.
Sundarbans Safari tour will take you to visit the key attractions of New & Old Dhaka, see the most significant mosques and a magnificent Hindu temple in Bagerhat, a whole three-day excursion to the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, and see the attraction of the old capital Sonargaon. You’ll visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this tour.
Starting with exploring Dhaka city for a whole day, you’ll board an overnight passenger ferry to Barisal/Hularhat. Arriving at next morning at the destination, you’ll visit the mosques and the Hindu temple of Bagerhat for a whole day. You’ll spend the next three days in Sundarbans and return to Dhaka in the evening and visit the old capital Sonargaon the next day. A juxtaposed tour to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Dhaka, the quietness of Bagerhat and Sonargaon, and the tranquility of Sundarbans.
Highlights of Sundarbans Safari
- Explore the largest mangrove forest on earth – Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for full 3 days.
- Visit historical sites at Bagerhat, another UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 15th-century, including the Sixty Dome Mosque.
- Overnight journey on a traditional Bangladeshi passenger ferry.
- Full-day tour of Old Dhaka including rickshaw ride on narrow streets and a boat ride on busy Buriganga river.
- Spend full 3 days deep inside the Sundarbans on a small houseboat, with a group of 6 participants (maximum), anchoring in different places each night.
- Visit the wildlife sanctuaries inside the Sundarbans.
- Explore creeks and canals inside the Sundarbans on a wooden rowing boat for the maximum chance of spotting wildlife in the early morning and evening.
- Walk on a trail inside the forest accompanied with armed forest guards.
- Enjoy the best and the cleanest beach in Bangladesh deep inside the forest, hardly meeting any other tourists.
- Spot wildlife from an observation tower overlooking an open area where animals come to eat and drink.
- Visit a fishing village to experience the life of the fishermen of the Sundarbans.
- Visit a crocodile and turtle breeding center.
- Visit a dolphin sanctuary for the endangered Ganges and Irrawaddy Dolphin, the last two remaining freshwater dolphin species in Asia.
- Visit an entirely abandoned city of the Hindu cotton merchants from the early 19th century.
- Experience village life on a sandbank island of river Meghna.
A map of 8 days Sundarbans Safari Tour in Bangladesh with Nijhoom Tours to experience the largest mangrove forest on earth, historic city Bagerhat, megacity Dhaka, and the old capital Sonargaon.
Itinerary of Sundarbans Safari
Price of Sundarbans Safari
- 4+ People Gruop: $1,120 US Per Person
- 2-3 People Group: Please contact us for the price
- Private Tour: Please contact us for the price
- Single Supplement: $110 US
Inclusions and Exclusions
- All airport transfers in Dhaka.
- 7 Nights accommodation in hotels and boat cabins as mentioned in the itinerary with complimentary breakfast on twin sharing basis.
- All meals, drinking water, tea, and coffee while on the boat at Sundarbans for three day on Day-4, 5, and 6.
- 1st class cabin on a traditional ferry to Barisal/Hularhat on twin sharing basis.
- All train and boat rides.
- All site entrance tickets.
- Air-conditioned car, driver, and English speaking guide.
- $70 US per person forest permit fee for Sundarbans.
- All tips except our guide, driver, and boat crew in Sundarbans.
Does not include:
- Any food or drinks other than mentioned above.
- $15 US fee for video camera in Sundarbans (if any).
- Any personal item.
Departures and Availability
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Because your best chance to spot wildlife on a Sundarbans tour is when you go on a tour with a very small group. This will increase your chance to spot wildlife many times.
- All the traditional tour operators in Bangladesh run tours in Sundarbans on a 40-70 people group. Going on a Sundarbans tour with a big group like these, people end up seeing very little or no wildlife at all. We organize only small group tours of a maximum of 6 people to give you the best experience of Sundarbans for your time and money.
- 60% of Sundarbans is in Bangladesh part which is denser, and more diverse with its wildlife, flora, and fauna.
- You visit a wild forest in Bangladesh, not a national park. Everything you see in Bangladesh part of Sundarbans is wild.
- You spend a full 3-day inside the forest while doing the Sundarbans tour with us in Bangladesh. You can spend just one day inside the forest while doing a Sundarbans tour from India.
- On a Sundarbans tour in India, you stay at a hut in a village outside the forest. In Bangladesh, you stay on our comfortable houseboat with a western-style toilet deep inside the forest anchoring in different places each day. There will be armed forest rangers on board for security.
- In India, you visit the forest with an engine boat starting from the village. In Bangladesh, we'll take you to explore the creeks and canals deep inside the forest with a noiseless wooden rowboat. You float on the canals quietly in the tranquilizing environment and get the best chance to spot wildlife while they do not flee hearing the disturbing noise of the engine.
- Sundarbans tour in Bangladesh with us offers more activities, e.g. walking deep inside the forest, spending time on a beautiful sandy beach at the Bay of Bengal inside the forest while you hardly see any people, watching wildlife from an observation tower in a dense raw forest, explore creeks and canals with noiseless row-boat to increase your chance to spot wildlife, visit wildlife sanctuaries, etc.
- Because you reach the forest within 15 minutes of starting from Mongla. If you start from Khulna, half of your day is wasted just to reach the forest, and another half day to come back. All the traditional tour operators in Bangladesh run their tour from Khulna, while we run our tours from Mongla.
- Never do a day tour of Sundarbans! You might want to quickly sample Sundarbans to save time and money, but it will be a full waste of your time and money as you will end up visiting just an Eco Park and a zoo which will be very disappointing, no matter who you book with! It will be simply a bad taste of the forest. Either do a 3-day tour or save it for a future trip. There is nothing in between!